From time to time, I will assign journaling homework. Don’t worry, there is no pressure to make it perfect as there is actually no such thing! This is meant to be a cathartic, safe reinforcement to the therapeutic process. Fortunately, much of your journey will extend far beyond the hour long sessions we have, bleeding into the days and weeks between our meetings. Journaling is an invitation to be vulnerable and honest, and ultimately connect with ourselves.
Here are some possible journaling topics for you to draw from:
- What was covered in our last session and what is your reflection on it?
- The Miracle Question: If you woke up tomorrow and your life was exactly the way you wanted it to be, what would that look like? Be as detailed as you wish.
- What are your desires and goals in therapy? What would success in therapy look like to you?
- What are your feelings and thoughts right now as you journal?
- Spend 15 minutes of unedited free writing. Simply show up and write about whatever it is that comes into your awareness. Check out Julia Cameron’s Morning Pages (The Artist’s Way) to learn more.
- Your dreams (perhaps even keep a journal by your bed)
- What are 3 things you are grateful for today and how might you cultivate and encourage these 3 things tomorrow and the next day?
The Enneagram Test
WHAT IS THE ENNEAGRAM?
Taken from https://www.enneagraminstitute.com: The Enneagram of Personality Types is a modern synthesis of a number of ancient wisdom traditions, but the person who originally put the system together was Oscar Ichazo. Ichazo was born in Bolivia and raised there and in Peru, but as a young man, moved to Buenos Aires, Argentina to learn from a school of inner work he had encountered. Thereafter, he journeyed in Asia gathering other knowledge before returning to South America to begin putting together a systematic approach to all he had learned. – See more at: https://www.enneagraminstitute.com/the-traditional-enneagram/#sthash.1i9rZEVM.dpuf